Two iron artificial arms and an amputation saw. Previously, it was thought that the arms may have been owned by Gotz von Berlichingen (1480-1562), the German knight and adventurer. Artificial limbs such as these were expensive items made by armoure
Tracheotomy set, complete, metal and ivory instruments in leather case, by S. Maw, Son & Thompson of London.
Case of trephination instruments, c. 1731-1770. Trepanning is the removal of a piece of bone from the skull. The instruments are of a type introduced by Samuel Sharp (1700-1778) of Guy's Hospital, who wrote 'Treatise on the operation of surgery' (17
MacKenzie's laryngeal electrode wood, metal and gum elastic, probably British
Set of surgical instruments, by Savigny, owned by Dr. Evans in Crimea, c. 1855
Earthenware statue of Saint Anthony (Antonino) of Florence, Italian, 1701-1850.
Model of Asklepeion at Epidauras, after the reconstruction of Defrasse, made in London, 1936, scale 1:66. The main temple was originally built in the 5th and 6th centuries BC as a shrine to Asclepius, Greek god of medicine and healing.
Wooden statue of Saint Tugean, or Tujean, probably French, c. 1701-1900. This saint could be invoked against the disease of rabies.
Blank stone oculist's stamp (or seal), with inscriptions of five sides, found in the bed of the river Moselle, France. Roman, c. 400BC-400AD. Oculist's were specialised eye doctors, who treated eye diseases such as cataracts.
Wooden statue of Saint Livertin, France, 1601-1700. Usually depicted clutching his head, Livertin is said to protect against headaches.